Curious potato bags

As said before, Walruses are doing great on Spitsbergen again. This means we can easily visit a haul out site every trip and show these interesting creatures to people. However, most of the time they don’t do a lot, while they’re laying on land. Every now and the one sticks up his head, pokes his neighbour and goes back to sleep.

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When they’re in the water it’s a different story however. They are often curious and come and check you out. Especially if you stand in the water and kick around some stones like my colleague is doing here. They they often come towards you, even half out of the water to have a look. It makes you wonder, who is looking at who at moments like that…

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Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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